Block play offers a rich opportunity for early math and science learning and the development of social, emotional, language, motor and cognitive skills. Kaplan offers a variety of unit blocks, hollow blocks, foam blocks, and cardboard blocks.
Our superior-quality blocks are precision made from hardwood with sanded smooth beveled edges. A total of 28 shapes are precisely dimensioned so the blocks are easy to stack. Each set comes with a lifetime guarantee.
3 years & up. Wooden self-standing figures with diverse backgrounds and careers. Includes men and women in nontraditional roles. Great with blocks, role playing, and teaching children about communities and careers. Figures are printed on both sides, showing the front and back. Tallest figure stands 5 1/2" tall. Set of 30.
3 years & up. Building upon the multi-faceted early childhood development benefits of unit block play, these sturdy wooden trucks are designed to overlay a new lesson on how a simple machine works. Teaches children to investigate the mechanics of gears, levers, wheel and axle technology, and pendulums. Use Unit Blocks (sold separately) with these Block Science Big Trucks to teach simple machine and STEM concepts while encouraging construction, deconstruction, teamwork, social interaction and self-expression.
3 years & up. Miniature in design but big on construction possibilities! These eco-friendly, textured wooden table bricks come in assorted sizes, shapes and in two colors: natural and red brick. The mini bricks are 1/8 the scale of standard unit blocks. Largest block measures 5 1/2"L x 1 1/2"W. Available in 40 piece and 72 piece sets.
3 years & up. A fantastic building activity that helps children develop a sense of geometry and spatial awareness, as well as hand-eye coordination. The distinct angle of the bamboo pieces create endless possibilities for making exciting shapes and structures. Play with it as a game or construction activity. Includes 24 angular bamboo rings and an activity guide.
6 months & up. Introduce shapes to infants and toddlers with Soft Shape Blocks! The set of 12 blocks features a variety of shapes and colors. Children can begin basic shape recognition (circle, square, triangle) while they practice stacking and building. Great for sorting and matching by shape and color too! Surface wash only. Colors may vary.
4 years & up. Build limitless creations with IO Blocks®! Each set is comprised of 12 unique plastic shapes and features 6 colors; red, blue, green, tan, black and white. Curved elements add design options. Blocks connect with a secure, yet easily adjustable friction fit. Choose between 76 piece, 114 piece, 192 piece, and 500 piece sets.
18 months & up. This set of jumbo-sized classic building bricks comes in four colors and two sizes. Easy to use, the durable plastic bricks stack and lock together. Includes 25 large bricks (9 3/4"L x 4 3/4"W x 2 3/8"H) and 25 small bricks (4 3/4"L x 4 3/4"W x 2 3/8"H).
3 years & up. Look at building in a whole new light! This unique system allows LIGHT STAX® building blocks to stack on the smart base and light up with a push of a button. Change the light feature up by pressing on the flashing or fading modes. Add other classic construction blocks of similar size to open up a world of construction possibilities. Includes 122 blocks, 4 bases, and USB to DC cable. Each base requires 3 AAA batteries for a total of 12 AAA batteries (not included).
3 years & up. Take a simple linking math cube, add some extra shapes, building plates, twenty two-sided activity cards and you have a creative construction set with endless possibilities. Includes 400 cubes, 50 triangles, 50 quadrants, four building plates, and 20 activity cards.
3 years & up. Building blocks that glow! These beautifully colored building blocks are different than the traditional building blocks because they are built from a powered base and every block lights up as you stack them. There are endless possibilities to fulfill imagination and creativity since there is not a wrong way to stack the blocks. Use Light Stax as a custom night light with 3 light modes: solid, flashing, and fading. All three modes have a 15 minute auto shut-off. Expand your imagination… More »
5 years & up. Take your building skills to the next level with Bendi Bricks! Cut, shape, and stick them to any surface anywhere for a customizable building experience like no other. Compatible with most leading building brick brands. Made from easy-to-clean, washable materials. Tape Size: 40"L x 1.25"W.
3 years & up. A classic wood toy with solid pine logs in red, yellow & natural; green roof planks & red gables. 250 pieces in heavy-duty canvas bag for storage. This set comes complete with instructions to build a log cabin, barnyard and tree house all at the same time!
3 years & up. Young future farmers will enjoy down on the farm?fun with this fully assembled, wooden barn. Two-story barn is stocked with seven realistic plastic farm animals, a wooden ladder and a folding corral. Chunky handles let you take this little bit of 'country' wherever you go. Foldable wooden barn comes complete with seven farm animals, folding corral and ladder. 13 1/2"L x 10 1/2"W x 7"D.
2 years & up. Durable plywood construction, bold colors with natural accents and rubber, non-skid tires will make these vehicles a favorite in the classroom. Bus measures 7"L x 5 3/4"H x 9 1/2"W. Set of 6 wooden vehicles.
2 years & up. Add a new dimension to manipulative play. Simply clip the edges together to create an unlimited array of constructions. Build people, buildings, animals and more. Translucent plastic panels with inset details in five beautiful colors. Enhance the designs by creating them on top of a light table. 96 piece set.
3 years & up. Stimulate children's learning in the block center by integrating dinosaurs that are made with unit blocks. Mix and match interchangeable body parts to make your own unique dinosaur. Set includes 5 dinosaurs. Unit blocks sold separately.
4 years & up. This highly detailed set of 10 diecast safety vehicles will inspire community awareness and are perfectly sized for little hands to hold. Each vehicle is 3 inches long. Set includes a helicopter, ambulance, ladder truck, and wrecker.
3 years & up. A fantastic collection of realistic pretend bricks, blocks and rocks! Weather-proof and lightweight, these unique foam builders stack easily for endless creative building projects. Cinder Blocks set includes 20 pieces, Rock Wall Builder set contains 25 pieces, Brick Builder set contains 25 pieces, and the Ice Brick Builder set contains 25 pieces.
3 years & up. Create city life with natural finished hardwood blocks that stack to make high-rise buildings. Add trees, bushes and people to bring the city to life. Includes 24 blocks, 6 people, 2 bushes and 4 trees.
18 months & up. This set of five friends represents various abilities, ethnicities, and genders illustrating that everyone is unique and special in their own way. Figures measure 5" tall. Blocks not included.
18 months & up. Children can engage in a historic cultural journey while playing with the eight Around the World Dolls. These 5" figures represent four males and four females dressed in traditional clothing from seven various cultures.